What are qualifying requirements for the Boston Marathon?
What are the qualifying times for push rim wheelchair participants in the Boston Marathon?
I will be 44 when I run my qualifying race, but will be 45 when I run the Boston Marathon. What is my qualifying time?
Your qualifying time is based on your age on the day of the Boston Marathon, thus your qualifying time will be 3hrs 25 min – and you can be 44 when you run your qualifying race.
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When applying for entry into the Boston Marathon, what proof of qualifying do I need to provide?
For application into the Boston Marathon, applicants must provide the name and date of the Marathon at which they qualified, and their official finishing time. The B.A.A. will verify all qualifying times before granting acceptance into the race.
What time will be used as my seeding time for the 2014 Boston Marathon?
Entrants in the 2014 Boston Marathon who have submitted a time that meets the qualifying standard for their age and gender will be seeded accordingly. Entrants without a qualifying time will be assigned a bib number accordingly.
If I am 15 seconds over the qualifying time, will my time be accepted for the Boston Marathon?
No. For the 2014 Boston Marathon, we will no longer accept applications with times that are within 59 seconds of the listed qualifying times, (e.g., 3:05:59).
Are Boston Marathon qualifying times based on "gun" or chip/net time?
Are there special Boston Marathon qualifying times for "Clydesdale" runners?
What is the date of the 2014 Boston Marathon?
The 2014 Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 21. Patriots' Day in Massachusetts.
See all future dates of the Boston Marathon.
Will results of the Boston Marathon be posted by official ("gun") time or by chip/net time?
Results will be posted by net time. Chip/net times may be used for qualifying purposes for following year's Boston Marathon.
1972 - Women Official Entrants in Marathon
Although Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon in 1966, it was not until the 1972 Boston Marathon that women could become official entrants due to a change in AAU rules.